Naomi Osaka has won her second U.S. Open title at this year’s tournament after beating Victoria Azarenka.
The 22-year-old Japanese tennis star battled back from a set down against Azarenka to lift her second US Open title in three years with a 1-6 6-3 6-3 victory at Flushing Meadows.
Speaking after her victory, Osaka said she felt it would be very embarrassing to lose the game under an hour.
She also said it was a tough match for her, adding that she was happy to have had an opportunity to play with Azarenka.
I just thought it would be very embarrassing to lose this in under an hour.
“I always see everyone sort of collapse after match point, but I always think you may injure yourself, so I wanted to do it safely.
“That was a really tough match for me.
“And yes, really inspiring for me because I used to watch Azarenka play here when I was younger.